I’m in my senior year of college and am just now starting to think about what I want to do with my life. My biggest areas of study and interest lie in Latin America and in Japan.
I met with a woman yesterday to talk about social entrepreneurship and the like, and she asked if I had expertise in any area that I could then use to help the developing world (we were talking NGOs, international development etc). Language would then be a mediating skill in bringing the central expertise (environmental skills, engineering, architecture what have you…) to a country in need.
I first thought to myself “Well no, I don’t really have any unique skills,” but later that day I realized I completely skipped my background and training in weight training and physical fitness.
So my question is: what are your opinions on the potential of using weight training as a community building tool in the developing world? (ie building a cheap gym and encouraging teen membership to get kids off the streets and doing something more productive with themselves)